Special shoe for Willie Parker

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - [Full Article]

Willie Parker will wear a special left shoe that Nike had made for him to protect his turf toe injury as he practices this week and returns to play Sunday.

Parker, who missed the past two games, and Troy Polamalu, who has not played since the MCL in his left knee was sprained in the opener, went through their first full practices yesterday.

Nike had a pair of the shoes made for Parker so they will match.

"You don't want to feel awkward or off balance," Parker explained. "It's better than a steel plate. It's some type of fiber plate, better than straight steel. I think the steel aggravated it."

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